Search found 852 matches

by seeds
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: God and COVID-19
Replies: 208
Views: 1598

Re: God and COVID-19

It's hard for me to "make the best of it" when people are dying so horribly. I prefer to complain to the landlord... Have you ever complained to your earthly landlord (the USA) about how he uses your rent money (taxes) to purposely and consciously rain down horrifying means of death and destruction...
by seeds
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Are all models wrong?
Replies: 219
Views: 4753

Re: Are all models wrong?

I’m just saying that the idea of “living in the now” is nothing new. Of course not - but this doesn't mean a lot of people have put it into action. And as long as they don't, I think it is worth repeating the message. Fair enough. If that was indeed “all” you were proposing, then that would be love...
by seeds
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Are all models wrong?
Replies: 219
Views: 4753

Re: Are all models wrong?

_______ (Continued from prior post) In order to preserve your belief system, you have completely ignored one of the biggest problems in all of reality. As a hardcore nondualist (with your blinkers firmly in place), you have failed to offer any explanation whatsoever as to who or what it was that gra...
by seeds
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Are all models wrong?
Replies: 219
Views: 4753

Re: Are all models wrong?

And secondly... Really? You’re not endorsing... (promoting, pushing, peddling, sanctioning, trying to sell) ...the concept of nondualism? I think your words suggest otherwise. What I am endorsing is to live, here, now - as it is directly experienced and not as it is thought to be. You kind of sound...
by seeds
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Are all models wrong?
Replies: 219
Views: 4753

Re: Are all models wrong?

“Unearthing” something implies digging. There are humans who have wasted their entire life on this planet digging for treasure in the wrong place, only to unearth fool’s gold. Do you really want me to answer that? It wasn’t a question. But you are certainly free to respond to, or ignore, anything y...
by seeds
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Are all models wrong?
Replies: 219
Views: 4753

Re: Are all models wrong?

_______ (Continued from prior post) I suggest that the thing that is being hidden from us is that of the truth of our ultimate form and eternal destiny. And to understand why it is being hidden, please read the post I wrote in an alternate thread titled, “Einstein and the Cosmic Man.” OK, I've read ...
by seeds
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Are all models wrong?
Replies: 219
Views: 4753

Re: Are all models wrong?

When it comes to nondualism, I cannot think of a more useless and counterintuitive concept for humans to adopt and take seriously. I mean, what exactly is it about nondualism that appeals to you? Furthermore (and more importantly), what does it say about our eternal destiny? Yes, sure, in a way you...
by seeds
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Are all models wrong?
Replies: 219
Views: 4753

Re: Are all models wrong?

...the problem arises when you imply that my mind (my “consciousness”) is not separate from your mind (your “consciousness”). I did not imply that - what I am implying is that there is no separate entity that could have its own separate consciousness in the first place. I am implying that this mind...
by seeds
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Are all models wrong?
Replies: 219
Views: 4753

Re: Are all models wrong?

To me, my mind is not a thought. No, it is an extension of my personal being that functions as a spatial arena in which my thoughts (and dreams) are rendered and displayed... Ok... then maybe we shouldn't call it "mind" but "consciousness"? You can call it whatever you wish. However, the problem ar...
by seeds
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Are all models wrong?
Replies: 219
Views: 4753

Re: Are all models wrong?

At no time can we ever “directly experience” the inner subjective dimension of another person’s mind. Agree - but not even you experience this "inner subjective dimension" of your mind. Nonsense! As one simple and obvious example, whenever I fall asleep and dream, I am experiencing the inner-dimens...
by seeds
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Epistemology - Theory of Knowledge
Topic: Are all models wrong?
Replies: 219
Views: 4753

Re: Are all models wrong?

...The primary model that most of humanity employs could be labelled: "The model of separation and relativity" - it is a model that suggests that separate things exist in their own right and that they stand in certain, defined relations to each other. But direct experience challenges this model - n...
by seeds
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Nature of Consciousness
Replies: 109
Views: 2591

Re: The Nature of Consciousness

...why do you think that physicists cannot directly perceive what’s taking place with an electron in the transitional space between the slitted wall and the measuring screen in the Double Slit Experiment? Cuz their eyes aren't built to see events on that scale. If their eyes were built to see at th...
by seeds
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Nature of Consciousness
Replies: 109
Views: 2591

Re: The Nature of Consciousness

_______ (Continued from prior post) So you open the gift and behold it is a silver face with big black numbers. An actual watch. The scientific question now is, What happened to all the other possible watches? Did they vanish from existence? Did potentia collapse into that one actual one when you lo...
by seeds
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Nature of Consciousness
Replies: 109
Views: 2591

Re: The Nature of Consciousness

From a philosophical perspective, more specifically, from a Kantian philosophical perspective, the assumption that a Direct Realist could directly perceive Heisenberg’s “ocean of potentia” (and yes, that’s “potentia,” not “potential”)... Let’s say you are looking through an old catalogue and you co...
by seeds
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Nature of Consciousness
Replies: 109
Views: 2591

Re: The Nature of Consciousness

And in regards to your support of the philosophy of direct realism , allow me to offer an excerpt from the book “QUANTUM REALITY: BEYOND THE NEW PHYSICS, by physicist Nick Herbert: Though ghostly and transitory, Heisenberg’s shimmering ocean of potentia is the sole support for everything we see aro...